Get A Lemon Seed To Sprout Botany Science Experiment
In this fun and easy botany science experiment, we’re going to sprout a lemon seed to explore and investigate.
- Lemon seeds
- Paper towels
- Wide mouth jars
- Soak the seeds overnight in water.
- Wet a piece of paper towel and use it to line the inside of the jar.
- Fill the inside of the jar with wads of paper towels.
- Now push the seeds between the outside of the jar and the paper towel liner.
- Add about one inch of water to the jar.
- Place the jar in a warm dark space for seven to ten days.
- Check the jar daily and add water if it dries out.
- Your seeds should soon start to sprout.
How it Works:
The warm environment and moisture give the lemon seeds an opportunity to sprout. The sprouted seed has begun germination which is the process of a seed becoming a new plant.
Make This A Science Project:
Try peeling off the white skin of the lemon seed and observe if this changes the rate at which the seeds sprout. Test materials other than paper towels like cotton balls or cloth. Place the jar in a lighted area.